Trade

Globalization-related issues.

Withdraw India’s GSP Preference If It Continues to Impose Localization Barriers to Trade on Foreign Enterprises

July 23, 2013
| Blogs & Op-eds

India’s mercantilist policies hinder free trade and violate numerous provisions of the WTO charter. If these actions continue the U.S. must investigate measures that send a clear message that these actions will not be tolerated.

U.S. Business Groups Urge Biden to Press India on Concerns

Reuters
The U.S. must make it clear to India's leadership that barriers to free trade must be addressed if our close relationship is to continue to grow.

Biden’s Visit an Opportunity to Put U.S.-India Economic Relations Back on Track

July 22, 2013
| Blogs & Op-eds

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden’s trip to India this week marks the highest-ranking U.S. official to visit India in four years. It couldn’t have come at a better time. In recent years, U.S.-India economic relations have been significantly strained by a range of policies that India’s government has implemented that favor domestic producers at the expense of foreign competitors.

U.S. Says China Spoiled Tech Tariff Talks

Wall Street Journal
An expanded ITA would boost U.S. exports by about $2.8 billion annually.

U.S. blames China for Breakdown of Trade Talks

Reuters
ITIF argues additional tariff reductions are needed to spur global ICT economy.

Review: Aid for Trade, Four Years Later

July 15, 2013
| Blogs & Op-eds

Aid for Trade has had many successes, namely, it’s merging of development and trade policy. But in order to fully commit to trade facilitation, a WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement is necessary.

GAO Report on Economic Impact from IP Theft Underwhelms

July 12, 2013
| Blogs & Op-eds

Aggressive foreign IP theft harms firms and workers in the United States and the overall U.S. economy. It is high-time that the federal government makes it readily apparent that IP theft will be punished systematically and significantly.

India's Decision to Reevaluate PMA Rules a Step in the Right Direction

Affordable Care Act Endangers Innovative U.S. Life Sciences Industries

July 4, 2013
| Blogs & Op-eds

Certain provisions in the Affordable Care Act threaten to damage two of America’s most important innovative life sciences industries: medical devices and biopharmaceuticals.

Will Politics Derail Obama's Trade Agenda

July 1, 2013
| Blogs & Op-eds

With freshmen House Democrats and House Republicans disagreeing over the renewal of the Trade Promotion Authority (TPA), the potential for the TPP and T-TIP to suffer is growing.